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in this district we start the year listening and now more than ever i think it's important that washington d.c. listen to the american people and their priority and so please feel free just to make a comment. don't be self-conscious about the additional press that's here. we'll get you a microphone and we'll look forward to your remarks. and if there's a question in there, we'll take our best shot at it. let me open with a couple of remarks on an issue that's breaking as we speak across the country. and despite the fact that i just returned to an or from a trip to afghanistan and i'm happy to elaborate on what i saw and there's a reporá coming out today the about the incident that took mace on christmas day in detroit, i'd like to focus on healthcare reform and legislation that's moving behind closed doors on capitol hill as we speak today. first let me say emphatically and i know i speak on behalf, not only of my other republican colleagues in indiana but those throughout the congress. we need healthcare in this country that lowers the cost of health insurance and healthcare for the americ
for regulation. on the regional level at the sec. it is only in washington that we have had this problem. and it is not always been the case prior to about ten years ago, the sec was in our estimation the crown jewel of the federal agencies. they knew what they were doing. they knew what they were supposed to do. he knew how to work with all the other players to get the biggest bang for the buck. so it has been very disheartening for all of us from a state security and others to see this occurring. >> okay. mr. holt began. >> thank you and thank you for the witnesses for being with us today. and he began with a standard admiration that we thank you very much for your answers to the questions we get to ask now. it would ask your cooperation as well and answer questions that we would submit and writing after this hearing and look forward to working with you. as a couple of questions that will reveal i know nothing about the kinds of things that you do. i guess the first one goes to you, attorney general madigan which is seems very come in sense to me someone would pay for a mortgage that's
this sentence. wordle.net. >> tomorrow during "washington journal," a chance for you to weigh and for the president's speech and reaction from capitol hill. jeb and selling from taxes -- hebserling from texas. we will take another couple of reporters. a republican from california and a democrat from california, all tomorrow on "washington journal." up next, we want to rebroadcast the president's speech. it runs for one hour and 10 minutes from the house of representatives chamber. and then again the response from gov. bob mcdonnell. the sergeant at arms: madam speaker, the president of the united states. the president: thank you, thank you, thank you. the speaker: members of congress i have the high privilege and distinct honor of presenting to you the president of the united states. the president: thank you, thank you. thank you. thank you. thank you very much. thank you. thank you. thank you very much. thank you. thank you very much. thank you. thank you very much. thank you. please. madam speaker, vice president biden, memberses of -- members of congress distin
indeed. [laughter] >> on tomorrow morning's washington journal we will get your reaction to president obama's stated the union speech. we will talk to members of congress from around the country and a number of reporters about the speech and the president's agenda. washington journal begins each morning at 7:00 eastern on c-span. >> the haitian ambassador to the u.s. was at the american enterprise institute today to talk about development in rebuilding efforts in haiti. this is 45 minutes. >> the haitian catastrophe has produced an outpouring of sympathy and charity from throughout the world. this afternoon be will all join in expressing our most sincere and profound condolences to the ambassador raymond joseph and aller haitian friends for the great tragedy they have endured in the recent weeks. we also recognize a contribution that many international organizations and i would have to say particularly the u.s. military is making at this very crucial hour. some of them are here in the audience and we thank them for the work they are doing. the television images of bruce and they show
to be strong going into the election day, which is shocking. even a week ago few democrats in washington conceded that brown had a chance to win. it was feared the race was quite a bit closer than expected. but very few people, democrats -- evin all of those thought the republicans would actually wind it he is riding on the wave of the voter discontent and running against a fairly mediocre democratic opponent, and so it looks like he could pull off even more shocking offset. >> how are the campaign's reacting? >> the democrats scrambled in the past week to try to really drive up and sell to the alarm if he will shake and democrats out of their complacency by emphasizing some of the last favorable elements of his record. effect that the democrats are trying to point out why that is. brown and the republicans are just again riding the wave. they are enjoying a lot of energy from their supporters and just trying to maximize that and capture it going into the election day and not use that mojo if you will be for the voters go to the polls. >> was about the voters? what is the mood among vote
were passed in five states first passed in washington ten years ago and we still have too many states that don't have it and only six states enacted laws addressing impaired driving. right now today there are 46 states in the district of columbia that are missing one or more critical of impaired driving laws. ten states telecaption to pass laws restricting text messaging for a total of 15 states with this law and we are looking forward to more states acting to pass this law this year. and as usual there was an attempt to repeal one of the most effective and lifesaving loss. right now we only have 20 states that have this law and there were efforts in 19 states to repeal this law. in fact i want to single out missouri's governor jay nixon who vetoed a repeal measure. missouri has had a motorcycle rider of offer four years. it sailed through the legislature and took a tremendous political courage to be of that bill and he did it and we congratulate him for doing that. our analysis of state traffic safety laws resulted in our usual best and worst list. i think it is amazing that if you d
in the best interests of our state and the country to go to washington to address these issues. i hope that as a nation and, we can do better in the future -- and as a commonwealth that we can do better in the future. i will continue to fight in address them here but everyone in massachusetts who cares about these issues. for me and for you, it the campaign comes to an end. there is plenty of work to do here is massachusetts. we will always remember our trip they senator ted kennedy and his words, "the work begins anew. the hope rises again. the dream lives on." thank you. thank you. [chanting "martha"] ♪ ♪ tonight is going to be a good night ♪ in [applause] thank you so much. what a great day. thank you very much. [cheering] [chanting "go scott, go"] >> thank you so much what a great reception. i bet they can hear this sharing of the way in washington, d.c. -- charing all the way in washington, d.c. >> [cheering] >> thank you. thank you. yes, i did this morning. thank you. i hope they are playing close attention. tonight the independent voice in massachusetts has spoken. from sp
with npr and fox news political analyst juan williams. appeare the washington journal this morning before an audience of the george washington university students. this is 45 minutes. >> host: we welcome juan williams of national public radio and fox news channel. let's get beyond the headlines what we've seen over the last 72 hours with comments from harry reid. is this a teachable moment in race relations as president obama referred to with what he was talking about last summer? >> guest: i think this is. it's interesting also many levels life again part it's generational, stevens, when you talk about teachable moment especially here with ought of the people in the audience laughing when they hear a word like negro i think their paniers cockup. what exactly is he referring to. is this intended as an insult, is that word the equivalent of the n-word? why are people upset about that word and the notion of dialect? again, i think it's rich for exploration and as you say it's teachable. i also think that when people get into an issue like this can color someone is more electable in the opin
: another article in the "washington post" -- back to your phone calls as we talk about health insurance exchanges. tallahassee, clinton on the republican line. caller: i had some concerns about the nature of the debate. my concerns were two fold. it seems strange to put these burdens on the states. medical providers seemed to dwindle and of course, more people will be in need. some people, unfortunately -- there is a stigma associated with medicaid. some people also know that if you have medicare, it is harder for primary care providers to find a provider for medicare. it would seem that had the specter of the stigma is growing taller, whether they are eligible due to circumstances, seemed to becoming second-class citizens, and this is slipping away from the debate. i could go on for quite some time about this, but i wonder if anyone will address these issues of the dwindling pool of primary care providers and the stigma that some of these existing plants are getting, not to mention the stigma of the public plan. where are these providers going to come from with the ever- increasing cos
been a mission accomplished feeling among washington, but a feeling that the war had reached a different level of intensity. we had a greater number of attempts to attack our homeland last year that the year before. it is a painful way to be awakened. we appreciate the forthrightness of the witnesses today. a lot of other people raised with parental wisdom that everybody either false or slips. the question is how do you get up. the only way to deal with a mistake is to a knowledge there is a problem. that is what your testimony has been today. i want to come back to the watch list. i think this has gone too much in the other direction. there ought to be a pretty simple way without leaving of or prescreening people about whom somebody has information that may suggest that they are a terrorist. we are not one to arrest or convict them but do a secondary screening to make sure they do not blow up a plane or come to the u.s. with evil intentions. what is the process now for which the administration is reviewing the watchless we are looking at individuals and looking at their reco
on the strategic level and in washington and we need to do a lot better than we have in the past. the final comment that will make is-- which is the arab-israeli conflict. deese to be any kind of talk of this sort would focus elise the fair degree of time would be focused on the arab-israeli conflict. i understand this is an area where the state department has the lead, but clearly in the past this is something which the d.o.t. did devote a fair amount of time in sticking to, but it is clear now with two plus wars further east and in dealing with the issue of iran and iran's the clear program the arab-israeli conflict does not loom as large in the mind of some other policymakers as it used to and it reminds me of a comment made by james wolfensohn after you left his job as represented in an interview with the israeli paper where he stated and i quote, there has to be a moment when the israelis and palestinians understand there a side show. the real global politics and the politics of four in the politics of nuclear weaponry and the weight of the population. i think that is the point that was furthe
you for what you are doing, washington, d.c. i do not know how you're doing it. do you ever feel like a voice lost in the wilderness? i have written you a lot of letters. i am sorry i had to do that. i cannot believe what is going on. there are a lot of angry people in this country. i travel all over the country. i have a motor home and i am retired and i talk to people. there are a lot of angry people out there. in any event, thank you for answering my letters. i wrote you a letter asking how many federal prisons you think we will have to have when people do not pay the premium if the health care gets passed and go to jail. there will be a lot of people in jail. on a humorous note, i wrote you a letter asking you to run nancy pelosi out of town on a rail. how come you have not done that? [applause] i do not expect an answer to that. that is just a little humorous note. >> just so you'll know, i read every letter we get. it takes a lot of time. that is why it takes time to get back to you. i have people reading letters every day, but i want to read them. they did not get elected, i di
broader and more effective picture with the first strategic and economic dialogue held here in washington, d.c. last july. it is an arrangement that built on strong working ties between president obama and secretary clinton, and our chinese counterparts. those discussions reflected mutual understanding that we have in reflection of our most pressing challenges. nonproliferation, terrorism, pandemic disease -- there is little hope for progress, if we do not work together. as we look forward to the second meeting of the strategic economic dialogue in china next summer, we're having discussions at an -- on an unprecedented range of topics that we hope will ultimately yield action. more broadly, we are beginning our ties with other key parts of east asia, from are increasingly productive relationship with india to our corporation with asean. our bilateral relationships alone cannot achieve the kind of regional and global cooperation we need to meet the challenges of the 21st century. that is what secretary clinton has set forth her vision of how to deepen our bilateral engagement in east asia
'm with the "washington quarterly" at cis. every since obama has come into office and his speech on november 1 about the troop surge, comparisons have been drawn with vietnam. though we heard the comparison with the soviet invasion, i was just wondering what all of your views were on vietnam, and whether they are comparable or what ways they may not be? >> wow. i think we'll defer to frank who was old enough -- [laughter] >> to do that. but, you know, in a sense, the war in vietnam was fought against. we withdrew because of domestic reasons. not so much what happened in vietnam. the soviets also the same thing. they did not lose a single encounter to the afghan jihad while they were there for almost ten years. major encounter. in vietnam, we didn't really lose any major encounter to the north vietnamese. the war will be fought within washington. we're fighting two wars. you have to really look at both of them together. >> there's a -- i think there's a very important disof text between vietnam and afghanistan. vietnam was bipolar. you know, the country was either inform support of what had been the
vote down health care. it will be bought because of the politics as usual going on in washington did the question is, who is going to work to repeal it once it passes? we have an issue in government that it is too big. this bill will cost $1.20 trillion, so it is planning what that number means. our federal income tax is only $1.10 trillion. that means an 11% increase on everyone at minimum to pay for this bill. we cannot afford it, we should not do it. health care in massachusetts is going up rapidly and it will let the federal level as well. >> mr. brown. >> we have this in massachusetts. that is why people actually come here. not only is this bill going to be bad for our state, my job as the center of massachusetts is not going to be subsidizing. we will be subsidizing what other states have failed to do. . >> we've taken great care to ensure we have fantastic plants here from the so-called plans that union members are getting, businesses,, -- down to the [unintelligible] we should not have to go to washington every time to get handouts. we should be able to fix the problems o
. we will continue to do what is necessary here in washington for the short term goals. we note that there will have to be a long term road map. we are in the process now of unfolding the road map as the move along so we can have a new haiti. >> of 12 thank you for the extraordinary efforts on behalf of circumstances. all my colleagues agreed that there is not enough sorrow that can be expressed to the people of haiti. the announcement regarding temporary protective status comes at an extremely critical time, as all of us know. it becomes important in my view to coast and then supplying all the members of congress with the information. at the pump -- i compliment again for it they are doing with these matters. aliens who wish to apply for tps must fly for temporary protected status. people need to know that it is a form i821 with an application for employment authorization, which is the form i-765. \ normally, when a matter of this kind takes place, the federal registry is where you turn and it normally takes six months. as of yesterday, it is now posted in the federal register.
and watched the marches has a younger man. and then my mother went to the march on washington. i look for her in the crowd. and i could hear the energy and i could hear the words of that prophet, that rabbi, love your enemies. i saw the pictures of the ku klux klan, saying, we're going to get you. and my mother would tell me not to worry. i heard about the bus is being overturned. i heard about a young man who got his brains knocked out, a unitarian minister. that three young men. i followed that. i would hear in dr. king and see it, love your enemies, pray for those who despite fully use you. my god, it was living. how do you do that any young man that was angry? i would remember the sunday school leaders. these only come out by prayer and fasting. you begin to understand more deeply this rabbi from nazareth , and this man who is leading this nonviolent army, and then the ultimate devastation of it all, yet the great devastation and salvation of it all. he is assassinated. the rabbi was nailed to a tree. his for runner got his head cut off. there is the salvation but that the shedding of blo
developments. this from politico the story also posted in the "washington post" reporting senator jim webb put out a statement this evening singing the notion of a quick senate vote is out of reach and pretty much make specification fight mou to what he says, quote, in many ways the campaign in massachusetts became a referendum, not only on health care reform but also the openness and integrity of the government process. senator webb, a democrat from virginia saying it is vital we restore the respect of the american people and system of government and in our leaders to that and i believe it would be only fair and prudent that we suspend further votes on health care legislation until senator brown is seated. in the statement from virginia senator jim webb that cannot while scott brown was declaring victory tonight. you heard from martha coakley earlier. we want to hear from you. our lines are open 202-737-0002, that's the one for democrats and four republicans, 202-737-0001. if you are in massachusetts voter the number to call is 202-628-0205. we will hear from in the first from madisonville ke
. in the vision statement that the two presidents agreed on last june in washington, there is a statement we will work together to promote respect for the fundamental rights for the number three and people. it is a short document but it is not clear what they actually intend to do in terms of cooperation. actually we have a new special envoy for robert kane who was going to seoul career next week and we welcome him of the we have a full time on foia and have never expectation he will do a wonderful job. he has a big job because almost ready agrees his predecessor was the unmitigated disaster. not all the invisible most of the time but then when he did get the attention it was not so much for human rights but criticizing the bush to administration's approach two north korea. we're definitely making progress in the right direction. we have a few mint on foyer rights but they have never met each other before. there will be a lot for them to talk about. what of the challenges that we face four the previous 10 years centel 2008 liberal governments in seoul that takes the hypocritical approach onl
of this weight of thinking. guest: the issue of haiti is. to be a long, drawn-out debate in washington. -- is going to be a long, drawn- out debate in washington. we need to think about long- term, bipartisan support of reconstruction of haiti. the u.s. should play an important role but not be the lead. we have a large haitian-american population. they will be very concerned as to what the but house decides to do over the next few months. host: is there a general perception as to what the leaders of latin america and the people think about obama. guest: the united states is not as popular as the president is . the united states is not as popular as the president is in some countries. but i think we are holding our own in the region. i think the president's should try to find time to the region. it would be a very exciting visit. in brazil, oden cried, chile, colombia -- are quituruguay, ch, colombia, it would be a very good visit. host: washington, go ahead. caller: are you aware of the president's -- the brazilian president's speech in copenhagen where he said, the problem is the whit
could be unconstitutional. coming up on tomorrow morning's "washington journal," we will get an update on the financial crisis inquiry commission from one of its members, bob graham. linden blumberg will talk about open exchanges. and the nina will send from the irs on the new regulation -- and didn't need them -- in nina olson from the irs on the new regulations. >> abraham lincoln is a great read for any history buff. it comes from $56, a journalist, and writers. from his early years to do like in the white house. abraham lincoln and hardcover at your favorite bookseller and allen digital audio to listen to any time. available where digital audio downloads are sold. look -- learn more at our web site. >> now enforcement officers were employed it -- were reported today at the securities and exchange commission. -- enforcement officers were appointed today at the securities and exchange commission. this briefing is about half hour. >> thank you and welcome. today we are announcing the additional steps in the sec division of enforcement continuing efforts to shake -- shape of the forssm
out of washington. there are some nice people in washington. they can drive you crazy. am i wrong, sherry? [laughter] vilege of traveling across this country, talking with folks like you about the challenges you face in your own lives, and together as a nation. the single hardest thing about being is that it is harder for me to be able to do that these days. it did that give me wrong. you live above the store. i have a short commute. i see my children before they go to work. that makes everything so much better. but the truth is, being president is also a little confining. i cannot discuss to the barber shop or sit at the diner. this is part of the reason why i taken to the practice of reading 10 late tears on the 40,000 i get every night. that is just so that i can stay in touch. nothing beats in the day i can make an escape. come out here and spend a day - to visit plants like emc precision machining and the community college. a day with all of you. >> i love you. >> i love you back. thank you. [applause] >> let's be on this. -- honest. these are difficult and unsettling times h
often said he could not command anything in washington. he could only influence. he could only aspire, he could only set an example. and all for a strong vision for national strategy and for the future seapower is admiral hand once had at the naval war college. shortly after becoming cnn now, burke was added again again with the president. the very president who had done this for him. this time it was over the issue of eliminating the peacetime draft. he believed that such a move would hinder u.s. facility to fulfill its defense obligations at that time. especially those of the navy. he disagreed with the secretary of the navy on this. he disagreed with the secretary of defense on this. and then he demanded to see the president. we are back at it, once again. in those days it was a privilege to be a cno. that's one reason we're still on this implication, mike. and from that president eisenhower, was the secretary of navy and defense sitting there angry. burke goes on and on laying out the reasons for his position. and mike is getting redder and redder in the face. and finally, after s
in bioterrorism. the commission presented its findings at this event from the national press club in washington. this is 45 minutes. >> good morning. first we will ask you to turn of sophos or at least put them on beep. i am the director of the commission on the prevention of weapons of mass destruction proliferation and terrorism. our chairman, senator bob gramm and vice chairman senator jim talent will first provide an overview of the report card dewaal half. we will then have some brief remarks from carey who is representing the results of 9/11 and will have to lead back for another hearing of on the hill. and the will of time for q&a after that, so mr. chairman, the floor is yours. >> thank you for a much, mr. kroll larson and for the great leadership that you've provided over this past year. we have started the day with breakfast with families of 9/11. in many ways they are responsible not only for our commission but for the 9/11 commission. it was their emphasis of the importance of understanding what happened in order to prepare america to avoid a repetition that led to the creation of t
by national captioning institute] >> on tomorrow morning's "washington journal," evan perez on national security issues facing the obama administration. after that, jane oates from the labor department discusses shortages in unemployment funds in states. then richard phenomena dane of the center for a new american security will talk about al qaeda operations in yemen. "washington journal" begins each morning at 7:00 eastern with your calls. and later in the morning the carneigie endowment for international peace hosts a forum on the world economy in 2010. panelists include representatives from the world bank, the international monetary fund and other groups. that's live at 10:00 a.m. eastern. secretary of state hillary clinton talked about the security situation in yemen, the attempted bombing on christmas day and iran'sçó nuclear program. those comments came after a meeting with the prime minister of qatar. this is about 25 minutes. >> good morning, everyone, and happy new year. it's good to see you here and i'm especially pleased that i get to welc
talks about the state of education in the united states. "washington journal" live every morning at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> fox news contributor is our guest this weekend. she is the columnist and author of four books. she will take your calls coming in mills, and tweets. >> there is less than a month left to enter c-span's 2010 student cam contest. the top prize is $5,000. created five minutes to eight minutes of video on one of our country's greatest strength or a challenge the country is facing. it must incorporate c-span programming. enter before midnight january 28. do not wait another minute. go to studentcam.org. >> in this segment, a political cartoonist talks about andros some of the most talked about political figures in the world -- talks about and draws some of the most talked about political figures in the world. >> please welcome cal calaher. [applause] >> this has been so much fun. i am really said to be here with you guys today. i want to talk to you about something that i find extraordinarily decelerating. that is faces. i have been watching you guys during th
was patriotic. ante up three sons. and he named them as i put it after his heroes, george washington, william henry harrison, and cornelius vanderbilt. so when the civil war came around he tried to give his largest steamship, which had cost them nearly a million dollars. he tried to give it to the union navy. and the secretary of the navy said no. he didn't think the war would last that long, you're never been on this expensive show. it's going to be a white element for the navy. he said no. and so vanderbilts ended up being forced actually against his will to lease it for very large sums to the war department, complicated story that will have the free market people shaking their heads. because it really was a crazy result. but then the merrimack as he put it came out from the harbor thinks all these union chips and we know the monitor came down to union ironclad aldus to a fling himself in the standard version is the end of the story. at that point there was only one ship that could handle the merrimack and if the monitor had had the simple mechanical breakdown they would've been helpless. s
in . >> each year the washington center brings thousands of students to washington tos of or government first hand. they will discuss politics, government, and their future. sunday night on c-span. >> secretary of state hillary clinton and foreign minister of yemen met with the press. this is about 10 minutes. >> good afternoon. i am pleased to welcome the foreign minister to the state department today. we've had a very open and productive conversation about a number of important issues. our two nations are working together as partners to improve yemen's capacity to deliver vital services, control its borders, and conduct effective counterterrorist activities, improve services to the people of yemen. we face a common threat from those violent extremist who target civilians without mercy or remorse. al qaeda in the arabian peninsula has killed dozens of yemenis in recent years, including seven soldiers who died guarding the united states embassy during an attack by suicide bombers on september 17, 2008. we have seen al qaeda in the arabian peninsula kill tourist in yemen, yemeni security offic
. i grew up in petworth here in washington, d.c. i'm an urban kid. i have -- i cut my teeth on the politics of this city with the likes of david clark and john ray, and eleanor holmes norton, watching them maneuver and fight for the city. my experiences are different than most states and certainly national chairman. with respect to, you know, our major donors. ralph e. boyd doesn't understand how it works. i don't know who he's talking to. but in typical fashion, a lot of things are gotten wrong. and the reality of it is if talk to anyone who's quote a major donor for the democrat or the republicans, those individuals run businesses that got stocked by a recession that was one of the worst in 20 or 30 years. so they didn't have the resources, the extra cash, if you will, to play politics. and so there was a lot of slow down. and a lot of, you know, lack of access to those dollars to do the things that you would normally do. however, we have put in place some creative strategies to bring our donors back. and beginning in july or so, we started seeing a major donors coming to
this come about this, about this. he believed the intelligence in washington. >> what i'm trying to his establishes what is the basis the u.s. the drafter of this and prime minister, the person who signed it, had four saying the intelligence was beyond doubt. those two words are beyond definitive. what was the basis? >> the basis was the intelligence assessment i was presented to the prime minister. and the basis was also the nature of the discussion of the dialogue he had with the intelligence chiefs prior to the dossier being published. >> i find that a little puzzling. i mean, isn't it the case that caveats were expressed in just about every jic investment on iraq? >> there were. and doubts also were expressed in the prime minister's statement to parliament about intelligence knowing the complete picture and you can never be sure that everything right. it is his judgment. and when it comes to it, you can have all the advisors you want another military advisers and the diplomats and the rest of it. he has to make judgments, strategic diplomatic come of political purity estimate those
of bailouts of washington just as it is true of our own approach to spending. as we have a second opportunity in these trying economic times and that is to pass spending limits. i donner when it will ever happen if it doesn't happen in this budget year and so i join with thousands of others across the state in simply asking that you pass meaningful and real spending limits this year. and if you are not listening, i would ask that you make again respectful but loud noise for change in this notion of spending limits. while on the topic of spending by would say that there is one other thing we need to do and that is make our voices heard in washington. everyone knows my opinion on the fallacy of stimulus money and my belief that lasting jobs and economic growth can never come from a government bailout. i will restate my beliefs on how damaging those efforts are to the future generations, the american dollar and long term viability of both south carolina and american economies. but there is a new threat to the dollar, to financial stability and to this country is debt is spiralling out of control
, washington mutual and aig largely stem from the sharp declines in mortgage values. and all the congress gave the federal reserve the authority to address funding standards and subprime loans when it passed the home ownership and equity protection act in 1994, the fed failed to enact strong regulations until 2008, more than two years into chairman bernanke's term. in addition, ben bernanke's federal reserve has failed to adequately supervise many of our largest financial institutions, most notably citigroup. four years it's been no secret of the problems of citigroup have been well known everywhere, but the federal reserve always solved to look the other way, rather than deal with the complicated problems. by failing to address citigroup during the good times, the federal reserve left our largest financial and addition at that time highly vulnerable to the next downturn. in the end, the federal government had to inject $40 billion in guaranteed more than $300 billion a citigroup's assets. the fed's failure as a supervisor, the regulator can't place to u.s. taxpayers and our economy directly a
persecuted international studies here in washington. her 1994 to 1999, mr. benjamin served on the national security council staff as director for counterterrorism in the office that transnational threats 1998, 1999. and before that as a foreign-policy speechwriter and special assistant to president clinton. before entering he was a correspondent for "time" magazine and "the wall street journal." he is covert into that, dhs secretary published by random house in 2002 and the next attack, the failure of the wear and the strategy for getting up right published by full-time stocks in 2005. he also edited america and the world in the age of terror and international relations and has written numerous articles in "new york times," "washington post," "time" magazine, and many others. he has degrees from harvard and oxford where he was a marshall scholar. please join me in welcoming daniel benjamin. [applause] thank you very much, chris for that kind introduction. it's really a pleasure to be here today, particular pressure to be back on massachusetts avenue in the think tank capital of the univers
district and making sure we get the money that we are extending to washington back to invest in jobs and other opportunities. >> that sounds good but as a small-business owner i am wondering when democrats are going to be able to pay that back to the economy. i am not able to hire more workers if i need to end all this talk about employer mandates and the health care bill, i don't see this health-care bill helping me. .. if people are not able to make sure they understand what the democrats stand for early on, we may not be able to influence their decisions and changed their minds later on. it is important to take care of this now, as soon as possible and then continue to work with people they know and the community in general to go forward in this race. but the importance of donating early is that we will be able to move forward very strongly and get our numbers up in the polls early on. know, i'm feeling -- i'm leaning towards donating. but i'm just wondering is what is your message going to be. when your opponent says ryan corn votes with the president's radical, liberal agenda 95
care bill. and a form of long-term health- care services. on the "washington journal tomorrow morning they will discuss airline security. three militant anti-government protest in iran. you can call in with your questions about the federal reserve. a professor will discuss how and why the fed is -- the fed was created. this show is live every day at 7:00 a.m. eastern. several live revested i about tomorrow on c-span. one animal speaks and the role of the military -- admiral speaks on the will of the military. we will be live from the national archives for a discussion of president nixon's meeting with elvis presley. the point of them sing together is the most requested fuddle from the archives. -- the photo of them meeting together is the most requested photo from the archives. >> this show is part of book tv this weekend. it is on c-span2. >> not president obama will talk about security issues regarding the attempted bombing attack on a flight headed to detroit. >> good morning. i called various leaders to the white house because the face a challenge. on christmas, al qaeda will stop
washington here is what they are saying. they clearly do not believe the president and miss pelosi and wt the president saying. they are saying enough is enough. they sent a message. washington should listen. >> does it with the republicans back in power? >> i think they want the job killing agenda in washington to stop. they are not enamored with us. they have seen with the other teams will do. >> you said that you favor bipartisan legislation. do you think that the irresponsibility of the majority, the only way they can get it is to get the minority? >> there are 59 democrats in the senate and 41 republicans. in the house, the democrat majority is 40 seats larger than the minority. the only bipartisan opposition to the job killing agenda are republicans and moderate democrats were saying, no, stop. they do not need us to pass legislation there has been no outreach of year. i want to sit down and try to address the problems that we have. i know my principles are. i am not going to sacrifice my principles by sitting down and negotiating. i am willing to sit down and work with them. b>> th
that washington is spending too much money. democrat to get it, and we will do something about it. our country faces hard choices -- democrats to get it. we are working to pass strong pay as you go legislation which is, as we speak, being considered. because the pledge to pay for what we buy is a proven deficit reducer. for the same reason, president obama has announced a freeze on some spending, which will require us to list our top priorities and work even harder to eliminate wasteful spending, but that will not nearly enough. the single greatest contributor to our deficit is the growing cost of our entitlement programs, which is why i am eager to work with a bipartisan commission to tackle our long- term budgetary challenges, and that is also under discussion in the united states senate as we speak. even if it is ultimately created by executive order as opposed to statutory, the leadership in congress has pledged to bring its recommendations for an up or down vote. republicans are as concerned about the deficit as they said they are -- if they are, i hope it will participate and contribute
association of realtors in washington. dave sir says liaison between the national association of realtors and the state and local associations around the country in conducting issue and candidate campaigns. he had also worked for the party. before he joined national association of realtors reworked for former president george w. bush so you know he is a republican. texas senators john cornyn and kay bailey hutchison and five different members of congress. he has worked in politics only since 1982. but, to me that is only. managing races at the county, state and national level and we are delighted to have dave back with us again to talk about coalitions which feeds into what i just finished talking about in strategy in strategic thinking, so dave. >> thank you guys for having me. yes, i am an african-american republican. i am a member of a small, but i like to think loud coalition. as i tell my friends, we like to think that we are small but that means we have got a lot of room to grow. my democratic friends say we will never grow but i always hold out hope. right now we are 45% away from
-known among some washington powerbrokers and in communities across the country. talking about zack bonner who is here at the head table. he is actually the main attraction here this morning. i am just here is the warm-up act but i like many of you have read about zack had been inspired by his story. like many of you i know one of his latest efforts is walking across the country to draw attention to homelessness and runaway youth. now i am a little disappointed zack that you are taking the southern roots and by passing my home state of kansas, but you know, we wish you luck anyway. and we wanted to give you some supplies so i have here a little supply kit for you. we have a water bottle and they put some of their and a few things to help you in your journey. it is from the office of the secretary. [applause] i know zack is also a prolific twitter and blogger. i don't tweet myself which is probably a really good idea but i do's blogs from time to time and would love zack, if you have a chance to periodically posted blog on their web sites so we can advertise your good work throughout our networ
in understanding engaging? and not some much in kabul, but regionally. >> i am also with undp, the washington office. i am wondering if you can clarify, particularly isabelle, whether you think that the division of labor works effectively going forward, and looking back, in each case there might be less of each entity that would improve the next one. thanks. . . >> i wrote an article about the lack of advocacy. i found out that most un security representatives did not really report a lot about how they work to include women in political processes. i wonder if you know some good examples from your own work or from the un in afghanistan that sets a good example for the afghan people. and if you have some examples of how you and your colleagues are working to support the implementation of the resolution. thank you very much. >> does anyone care to tackle this question mark? >> i was in pakistan in 2007 and 2008 for the elections and in afghanistan in the 2005 election. one thing i found impressive was the development of the media between those two election cycles. my sense from talking to collea
are in this movement, bill life may be losing in washington, d.c., but life is winning in america. and because of all of you, the pro-life america will take this congress back in 2010 and take this country back in 2012 so help us god. [cheers and applause] >> good afternoon. i am congressman jim sensenbrenner from wisconsin. [cheers and applause] during my six years as chairman of the house judiciary committee , i managed the law that day and a partial birth abortion -- [cheers and applause] -- and the law that tried to save teri schiavo's life. thank you all for coming. we've been reading an awful lot about health care likely. and the of original bill that obama and policy and harry reid introduced used your tax dollars to pay for elective abortions. as mike pence has said that is morally wrong but it's also bad policy because we should on is the power of taxation granted to the congress back to the united states constitution to enforce you to pay for a procedure that is you believe is morally wrong, and congress has recognized that for 34 years with the hyatt amendment being on the books. now, the
-led partnership. we want to avoid doing something that makes sense in washington that makes absolutely no sense on the ground in the country. so as much as we can, avoiding that, and obviously, we're all on the same team, we're going to defend our teammates, i think that the question about money for afghanistan versus africa, it was a little bit difficult to answer because we have many interests in both places. i went to africa on a long trip in august and in part to try to see what we could do and do better, but also to try to prod countries, particularly resource rich countries to try to invest in their own people. the oil curse is alive and well in countries. the failure to deal with corruption, with violence, is alive and well. and it's heartbreaking because there's so much that could be done but we are -- we're having to change the minds of both government and private sector leaders in order to achieve the kind of objectives we're looking for. i had susan levine, and i saw byron. susan and then byron. >> hi, susan. >> hi there. such an honor to be here today, what a wonderful speech. you m
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